I am new to this site, so pardon me if I dont have all the right lingo down. I applied for my fathers A&A benefit in Oct. 2010. The original application was denied because his assets were just over the allowable amount, but my VA rep said he is now in the system so this is good. We reapplied in March 2011, didnt take long to spend down the money. As of today, we still do not have an answer and with 24 hour care for him, it is really becoming hard to stretch the money out. He is 81 years old, I was told that only Veterns at age 90 recieve priority. Yesterday, I received a request for a new 4138, which we completed and sent in today....are we closer? I am beyond fustrated. Should I contact my Senator? It just seems to me that this has gone on way to long. Any insight would be greatly apprecaited.